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deficit, and these are decisions that will have real and lasting impacts on the strength and pace of our recovery. economists and business leaders from across the spectrum have said that our economy is poised for progress in 2013. and we've seen signs of this progress over the last several weeks. home prices continue to climb. car sales are at a five-year high. manufacturing has been strong. and we've created more than six million jobs in the last 35 months. but we've also seen the effects that political dysfunction can have on our economic progress. the drawn-out process for resolving the fiscal cliff hurt consumer confidence. the threat of massive automatic cuts have already started to affect business decisions. so we've been reminded that while it's critical for us to cut wasteful spending, we can't just cut our way to prosperity. deep, indiscriminate cuts to things like education and training, energy and national security will cost us jobs, and it will slow down our recovery. it's not the right thing to do for the economy. it's not the right thing for folks who are out there still lo
the real question here is, how do we reduce our deficits in a way that does not hurt the economy right now, but does make sure that as the economy improves that public spending is not -- and deficit spending is not squeeze the out by private investment. for the last couple years the problem has been opposite. we have seen less private investment, so the moneys the federal government has spent have been very important to helping the economy from going into free fall. . there is no doubt that we have to deal with the balanced approach and that's where the debate lies in how we should do that. again, our republican colleagues have said no to the balanced approach. they said no to the plan that we offered to prevent the sequester. they wouldn't allow a vote on the plan we offered to prevent the sequester that's going to hit on march 1 and which our republican colleagues in statement after statement on this floor have said is going to hurt the economy and which we know from the last quarter's economic report is already hurting the economy just because businesses are anticipating the possibility
we are projected to the a big deficit below one of a trillion for the first time in five years. later, the mayor of san antonio and justified -- testifies on capitol hill about immigration policy. some of the automatic spending cuts delayed in december are scheduled to take effect next month. on the next "washington journal," we will talk about those cuts and program such as medicare and social security. severna, 40 5:00 a.m. eastern. our guest is from texas, and at 8:0020, a democratic congressman, henry waxman, of california, on efforts to combat climate change. your phone calls and tweeds, "washington journal," 7:00 a.m. on c-span. president obama announced his plan to avoid automatic spending cuts known as sequestration scheduled to begin march 1. it is including tax changes. the president spoke to reporters for just over five minutes. >> good afternoon, everybody. i wanted to say a few words about the looming deadlines and decisions that we face on our budget and on our deficit, and these are decisions that will have real and lasting impacts on the strength and pace of our recove
. it is protected and accumulated $745 billion budget deficit within the next 10 years. after adding in infrastructure needs and retiree obligation, the deficit soars to $2 billion. even if the city use the reserve fund, it would be empty in three years. we will have the mayor's response tonight at 11:00 -- tonight at 5:00 and 6:00. a scenario that is starting to feel too much like a broken record for americans. a deadline will trigger a one trillion dollars in spending cuts over the next 10 years. what this means for regular folks. >> here is what it boils down to, basically. if huge automatic spending cuts kicks in and the economy slows down, all of us will feel the impact. nearly everyone on both sides in washington would like to avoid that, the question is, how? another day, another dollar, another fiscal fight in washington. the issue now, massive spending cuts. it is called sequestration and we were not supposed to get to this point in the first place. >> this was never intended to happen, it was a proposal that was meant to spur lawmakers into action to come up with a budget t
is president obama really cares about the deficit. if there is something he noticed in the first two years when the economic crisis had to be front and center, the thing he wanted to deal with was the long-run deficit. the idea that he went on a spending binge if you don't make threats like that is crazy. the evidence is there that he put spending cuts on the table. he asked them for them to be paired with tax increases as well. there is more good will than people realize. more agreement that we have such a big budget problem that will we're going to fire on all cylinders. we have to cut spending. frankly, we have raise more revenue. >> you're listening to the california program and our speakers are economic experts. we are discussing national, regional, and global economic challenges. you can find video online. there's a series of questions around employment and job growth. what what is your outlook on job growth? >> i will start. i think -- i will say i was here last year and i'm more optimistic this year than last year. we made a significant amount of progress. it looks like housing prices h
of the administration, the deficit tripled, the previous record high deficit in this country, to $1.4 trillion. $1.3 trillion in f.y. 2010. $1.3 trillion in 2011, $1.2 trillion in f.y. 2012. and, mr. speaker, there's no plan that the administration has produced to get us from where we are, fiscal irresponsibility, to a point in the future of fiscal responsibility. mr. speaker, we've been doing our part here in the house, we've been proud to work together across the aisle in order to pass budgets that tackle those hard challenges that are ahead of us. if you go and read the president's comments, mr. speaker, you'll see that he recognized the challenges are hard. the question is, are we going to deal with those or not? i hold here, mr. speaker, a speech that the president made to the democratic national convention on september 6, 2012. where he said this, i will use the money that we're no longer spending on war to pay down our debt and put more people back to work. and my notes here said it was followed by extended cheers and applause. i suspect my friend from massachusetts supports that spirit who
" is next. host: the federal deficit is expected to dip below one trillion. the news comes as republicans and democrats face a march 1 deadline to avoid billions in across-the-board spending cuts. the pentagon announced it will offer benefits to same-sex couples. in the senate is wrapping up work on the violence against women act. and the house will vote on a bill requiring the president to offer a plan to balance the federal budget in 10 years. good morning. we begin with your take on the leaked white paper from the white house just fine drone strikes on u.s. citizens overseas. nbc news reported on the memo monday night and it has gotten lots of reaction in washington. what are your thoughts? call -- we want to get your thoughts on social media as well on twitter or facebook. or send us an e-mail. we will get your thoughts in a moment. first, josh gerstein is joining us on the phone. here's your headline -- what was this memo? guest: this is a white paper that looks like it was derived from some confidential legal opinions that the opinions -- opinions that the justice department wrote t
with some of my republican friends is that we'rewe all want to fix the deficit problem. there is no question. but i think, when they have a chance to look at this bill and understand what we're really facing, i don't think we will have a problem. >> how is this different from the proposal from a year ago? >> did we have a pay freeze a year ago? [laughter] >> it is different. the house had the attrition of the workforce that is in this component. we had a combination -- instead of every three positions that came open. we had two. and a combination of overall across the federal government over a year. this is different here it combines both so we're on the same page. and we have the house proposal on nutrition and we added congressional pay freeze on it. >> what makes you think this time around that the senate majority leader will take up this proposal? >> i would certainly defer to the chairman, but there is a real urgency here. one of the reasons that the president and the administration, during this campaign, didn't want the actual warrant act, the law that requires to notify workers that t
that we need higher fuel tax, and we can use that either to reduce the deficit or to pay for something else. it was designed -- or intended -- whether it has done so successfully or not, it was done to pay for infrastructure. >> absolutely. we are not real happy about that. >> john, what are you hoping for next week? >> for some reason, i have not been consulted on that. the president in the campaign said he was 4 and all of the above energy policy, so let's have some announcements that support that -- he was for an " all of the above" energy policy. let's move forward with the things that you need to do to accomplish that policy. i would say that we would also -- i would like to see stop this discussion about taxing the industry and trying to characterize it as subsidies, which is simply not true, and i would like to see more opportunities in terms of where we can open up areas that are off-limits right now. all those combined can generate an enormous amount of opportunity for the economy right when we need it. >> i will just mention a couple of things. i think lenders have been reall
for a short-term deal to avoid these budget cuts. congress must find $85 billion in deficit reduction somewhere by march 1st. otherwise, pentagon spending would shrink by 7.9%. domestic spending by 5.3% and medicare would take a 2% reduction. the president prefers an option that raises more money by closing tax loopholes. republicans want to stick with spending cuts only. a study by george mason university estimated that 448,000 jobs in d.c., maryland and virginia could be affected by automatic indiscriminate budget cuts. business leaders and local congressmen are concerned about the impact on our economy. >> and sequestration will hurt not only the defense side but the non-defense side. my committee funds the f.b.i. there will probably be furloughs at the f.b.i. there will be furloughs potentially at the national cancer institute, at nih. this thing has ramifications for defense and non-defense. >> reporter: the cuts were originally scheduled to kick in january 1st because congress couldn't grow on a broad package to reduce the deficit several times in 2011 and 2012 in excomping for
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apiece saying how the trust deficit is hurting the economy. what are you trying to say about that? guest: we usually do not talk about trust deficits. talk about trade, budget deficits, things we can measure. i'm talking about a breakdown of trust in american society, in particular in the institutions that make our economy go. when you look at measures of trust from surveys like a gallup or the pugh institute -- the pew institute, or even newspapers, congress, large corporations, banks, public schools, they have all been going down for many years. for a lot of them, this decline in trust was intensified leading up to and going into the financial crisis. there are a lot of reasons for these things we can talk about. what we were trying to get at in the story that -- is that this matters to the economy, and trust breaks down. there was nobel prize-winning economist who 40 years ago said that every commercial transaction has within it an element of trust. when you trust your counter party, you're more likely to engage in a transaction. when trust begins to fray, and people become suspicious
years ago? we started following the same math approach that created our federal deficits at the national level. democrats and republicans alike in this very chamber had voted to cut taxes for millionaires and to increase state spending without paying for either one. the result? $1.7 billion dollar deficit. that is how it works. it is failing to deliver results. underperforming schools, tuition hikes, rising in crime outside of baltimore. in 2007, together we started making that her choices. we cut spending growth, we had a penny to the sales tax to improve our children's education. we made our tax code more progressive and fair. we put concrete acts and to close our. when the national recession hit, wiping jobs and revenue across the country, including here, other states try to find prosperity. they found that this only made things worse. laying off police officers, firefighters, teachers. they are hoping that somehow it would trickle down to the rest of us. in maryland, we made better choices. we made government more efficient and effective. for the first time we started sending public
a budget deficit, failing infrastructure as well as health care and pension benefits accounts for $1.30 billion of the potential shortfall. >> if we act now we cabn teens the trajectory. >> the mayor highlights of your key themes for cuts including identifying strategies to align recurring revenues, reducing property and income taxes, addressing infrastructure, and addressing the city's long-term liabilities. the mayor says she will get more specific about what cuts will be made during her state of the city address next week. if you'd like to take a closer look at our report, you can go to our website, wbaltv.com. >> president obama is hoping to get more democrats to support his second term plans. a push that came through annapolis today. he addressed senate democrats at a closed-door retreat. he delivered a preview of next week's state of the union speech in hopes of getting more lawmakers to back his efforts to reform medicare and immigration as well as his budget plans and assault weapons ban. today we learned florida senator marco rubio will deliver the republican response to the
with details of this. and, linda, we hear about cities reporting deficits and surpluses all the time, but this isn't very good, is it? >>reporter: not good at all this. report is due out today. it shows that baltimore is on the road to financial ruin and if drastic measures are not taken, the city will go bankrupt. the associated press obtained the 10-year financial forecast ahead of its release to the public today. it shows the city will accumulate a $745 million budget deficit over the next decade because of a growing gap in how much the city earns and the amount it spends. that deficit would be even bigger at $2 billion if you factor in what the city needs for infrastructure repairs and retiree healthcare benefits. according to the report, if the city does not enact major reforms it, will go bankrupt. the 10-year forecast was commissioned by the city from an outside firm. mayor rawlings blake is expected to propose financial reforms next week based on the report. linda stow, abc 2 news. >>> president obama will be in annapolis. he's going to talk strategy with u.s. senate democr
've had enough. they think the spending cuts are the only way to achieve true deficit reduction. back to you. >> all right, melanie. thank you very much. >>> president obama's pick to head the cia. a justice department memo leaked yesterday outlined the justification for killing american citizens without a trial if they are working with al-qaida. learning about a secret u.s. drone base first reported by the new york times. did not object to water boarding al-qaida terrorists though now he opposes that technique. >> fbi is combing over -- investigators have revealed they found two explosive devices on the suspect's property. one was in the ventilation pipe authorities were using to communicate with that man. the other was inside the bunker. dykes was killed by swat agents as they engaged in a fire fight as they stormed the bunker and rescued the boy. >> the murder case heads back to court in dc. a judge will hold a hearing to decide if the media should have documents related to secret hearings. the meetings allegedly focused on an issue with trial witness. convicted of killing levy bac
street journal," chief economic correspondent. welcome. you wrote a piece saying how the trust deficit is hurting the economy. what we're trying to do? >> guest: we usually talk about things but budget deficits and trade deficits with things we can measure. what i'm talking about is the breakdown of trust in american society. it would take her in institutions that make our economy go. when you look at measures of trust from surveys by gallup for the pew institute that americans have, it's a very important institution including the media newspaper, television, congress, banks, large corporations, public school, public union. if all been going down for many years and allowed them, declining interest intensified leading up to and going into the financial crisis and there's a lot of reasons for the things we can talk about. but what were chained to get out of the story is this matters economy but trust breaks down. a nobel prize-winning economist named kenneth arrow for 40 years ago set every commercial transaction hasn't been a bad element of trust when you trust your counterparty come ne
but isn't a lot of agreement to achieve $1.2 billion of deficit reduction over ten years. >> i believe they should at least pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms that would delay the economically damaging affects for a few more months until congress finds a way. >> there's no greater moral imperative than to reduce the mountain of debt that's facing us, our children and theirs. and our house republican majority stands ready for the president and his party to join us in actually tackling the big problems facing this country. >> you really get a sense of the different of opinion now is the time to deal with the deficit problem or whether deficit spending should continue. those cuts are already having an impact. a report last week showed the growth in the 4th quarter shrank because of uncertainty of what is going to happen with sequestration. that's the latest here. i'm melanie alnwick. >> thank you much. >>> in other news this morning, dc mayor vincent gray highlighted the city's successes during third annual state of district address. he mentioned a 3% drop in unemploy
, under the terms of some of those previous budget deals, congress must now find $58 billion in deficit reduction either by raising revenue or closing tax loopholes by march 1st. medicare would take a 2% reduction. the president prefers an option that raises more money by closing tax loop hoalsz. republicans want to stick with spending cuts saying they've already done the revenue part. a study estimated 448,000 jobs in d.c., maryland and virginia could be affected by automatic budget cuts. the sequestration cuts are unpopular with both parties and there are concerns about the economic impact. >> our economy right now is headed in the right direction and it will stay that way as long as there aren't any more self-inflicted wounds coming out of washington. >> the sooner we solve our spending problem, the sooner our jobs problem will go away as well. >> reporter: you may remember these cuts were originally scheduled to kick in on january 1st because congress could not agree on a broader package for deficit reduction back in 2011 and 2012 in exchange for republicans agreeing to raise the d
of where we stand and where we're going. the 2013 deficit standing at $845 billion. last year it was $1.1 trillion. so obviously we're going in the right direction. but they do give a grim fast if there is a type of austerity measure that is in place while the economy remains very fragile. >> well, that's right. there are two things we have to work on at the same time. the most important thing is to make sure that we continue to see an economic recovery, that we do what we can to accelerate that recovery, put more people back to work. and the sequester would undercut that effort, because if you take that much money out of the economy very rapidly in this across-the-board way, it will result in lost jobs, which is why we proposed this alternative. now over the longer term, there's no doubt we have to reduce our deficit, but we have to do it in a smart and balanced way as the president has said, and that's why we have proposed a combination of cuts and we've already done $1.5 trillion in cuts as part of the budget control act and other action. we did some revenue as part of the most recen
. the city of baltimore is looking at a huge deficit in 10 years if it keeps going the way it is now. we're talking $2 billion. it came in a new study commissioned by the city. it comes with aging infrastructure and pensions. >> if we act now,y and boldly, we can change the tra ject pri for the city. >> her first proposals will be rolled out during the state of the city address which comes on monday. >>> this may take a chemist to pronounce the ingredients in ice cream. what about the ones that are supposed to be all natural. we'll tell you what you may friend briar -- find from breyer's. >> we have the results of a new dating service coming up. >>> ice cream lovers have been buying breyer's ice cream for decades. it's one of the few brands that prided itself on being natural but some foodies are furious. they said breyer's is changing its recipe. john matarese as more. >> reporter: they have prided themselves as one of the last natural ice creams but have you noticed? that's all starting to change. when you think of ice cream in the supermarket, many of us think breyer's for its wholeso
will accumulate a $745 million budget deficit over the next decade because of a dproaing gap in how much the city earns and the amount it spends. that deficit would get even bigger at $2 billion. if you factor in what the city needs for infrastructure repairs and retiree healthcare benefits. according to the report, if the city does not enact major reforms, it will go bankrupt. the 10-year forecast was commissioned by the city from an outside firm in philadelphia. mayor rawlings blake is expected to propose financial reforms next week based on that report. linda stow, abc 2 news. >>> president barack obama will be in the state capitol of annapolis. the president is heading there to address u.s. senate democrats during their annual retreat. the event is an opportunity for each cause to talk about the strategy for the upcoming year and a calmer -- in a calmer setting than our nation's capitol. >>> jurors are still trying to come up with a verdict in the felicia barnes murder trial. day three of deliberations will begin this morning. jurors got the case on monday and spent yesterday going over all
million budget deficit over the next decade pause of a growing gap -- because of a dproaing gap in how much the city earns and how much it spends. that deficit would be even bigger at $2 billion if you factor in what the city needs for infrastructure repairs and retiree healthcare benefits. according to the report, if the city does not enact major reforms it, will go bankrupt. the 10-year forecast was commissioned by the city from an outside firm in philly. mayor rawlings blake is expected to propose financial reforms next week based on that report. linda stow, abc 2 news. >>> it was a party bigger than anything we have ever seen. more than 200,000 people gathered to celebrate the super bowl champions, the baltimore ravens. you better believe, though, a big story was traffic congestion. it caused huge delays. in fact, the players, the coaches, the lombardi trophy, that's why they were late to start the parade in the first place. they finally made it to the start of city hall where things kicked off and with the help of the maryland national guard, things got moving. the team rolled th
deficit over the next decade because of a growing gap in how much the city earns and the amount it spends. that deficit would be even bigger at $2 billion if you factor in what the city needs for infrastructure repairs and retiree healthcare benefits. according to the report, if the city does not enact major reforms, it will go bankrupt. the 10-year forecast was commissioned by the city from an outside firm in philadelphia. mayor rawltings blake is expected to propose financial reforms next week based on that report. linda stow, abc 2 news. >>> thousands of people are celebrating the raven's super bowl win, violence hit the streets of baltimore. just two ploks from pratt street, police say a fight led to a triple stabbing and that a teenager is dead. this happened around 1:30 yesterday afternoon at the corner of howard and fayette. the teens were between the ages of 15 and 16 years old. one teen is in critical condition, the other is in serious condition. abc 2 news has found a memorial page for one of the teens, that teen who was killed. police have not released his name just yet, but t
out of washington to get our deficits under control. hopefully, we do not have to many quarters where we end up in negative territory. this is not an economy growing six percent and can hinder those bibles easily. host: magnolia, texas, david, better. caller: [indiscernible]we are doing great here. i noticed the super bowl is forming dollars per minute. everything is packed. all of the football stadiums. i do not see any recession. host: you said you are doing better why? caller: i live 15 miles from where they are building the number one country in the world. we are getting roads. it is unbelievable around here. we have job signs everywhere. as far as the savings, when interest rates are 1.5%, who will put their money in the bank? bernanke wants you to put it in stocks. that is why there is no interest rate. i took my money for years ago when i bought those rifles. i have made so much money on them. it is unbelievable. host: he mentioned social security. there is a category about the social safety net. guest: we use the term government social benefits to cover quite a few different p
their leverage right now. >> we got some projections yesterday on the deficit, projected to be $845 billion, that would be under a trillion for the first time since 2008. does this play into all of this discussion at all? >> i mean, it's fairly consistent with the president's proposal, which is to say he doesn't want to cut spending too much right now. he wants to do some long-term spending reduction on the de deficit. republicans say don't trust him. i don't think republicans will be swayed by the cbo report. they have what they see as a mandate from voters, cut spending. >> let me bring in congressman john yarmuth. what would you like to see? >> i think some of the spending you mentioned could be very youthful. some of the farm subsidies that are unjustified. i'd like to consider a securities transaction pack, the so called wall street packs that can raise tens of billions of dollars. and we can do some cutting, but in that cbo report that you mentioned, it also said that the kind of austerity program which the sequester would represent would be damaging to the recovery, would hurt gdp, a
republicans want a bigger agreement on a long-term deficit reduction plan. the white house also announced today president obama will be going to israel this spring for the first time since taking office. israeli media say he's due to arrive march 20th, though the white house would not confirm any of the travel dates. >>> we are learning much more tonight about the breaking story we brought you here last night. the dramatic rescue of a 5-year-old boy after a standoff in alabama that lasted almost a week. nbc's gabe gutierrez is with us tonight from midland city, alabama. gabe, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. today ethan's mother broke her silence. in a written statement she said, i woke up this morning to the most beautiful sight, my sweet boy. i can't describe how incredible it is to hold him again. at the hospital today, there were no signs of the ordeal young ethan, seen here in earlier photos, has been through. >> he was running around the hospital room, putting sticky notes on everyone that was in there, eating a turkey sandwich, and watching spongebob. >> reporter: at
the a blueprint would miss the deadline because the debate in washington over taxes, spending, and the deficit. it was supposed to be delivered to lawmakers yesterday. if you are worried about food safety the agriculture secretary tom vilsack says we need to cut back on a number of inspections on meatpacking plants unless congress can avoid the across-the-board spending cuts that take effect in march. he says the agriculture department is studying how to handlewhich could also impact nutritional programs and food safety research. we know we are in a housing recovery, but the d.c. market is on fire. i will have more on that in the next hour. live at bloomberg headquarters in new york, linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. we will see you shortly. 4:38 34 degrees at this hour. >> still ahead, a frantic scene in the heart of baltimore. a huge warehouse fire >> welcome back. 4:41 right now. beautiful. the washington monument. 34 degrees this morning. >> we are above the freezing mark. >> that's where we should be this time of year? >> we are working on it. we will been wa
if major changes aren't made the city will face a deficit of more than two (200) 000-0000 in ten years. the mayor is preparing to launch a series of major reforms. >> if we act now, if we act decisively and boldly, we can change the pra eject ri for the city. >> the mayor will dethe mrans monday during the speech. >> governor o'malley is pushing for tronger gun laws but some from maryland are pushing back. many gathered today to protest the gun laws. one of the protestors is a howard county schoolteacher. he would like teachers to have the option to be certified to carry weapons in schools i learned about sandy hook while i was teaching a first grade scomplas the first thing i thought was that i would have no means to defend my children if somebody came in. >> on top of the protest, the president met with leading democrats to discuss legislative issues some people are still cleaning up after superstorm sandy. tonight our two u.s. senators say federal help is on the way. the department of housing and urban development will be 8.6 million dollars in grant money to help the shore. t
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. but that we're looking at the smallest budget deficit since president obama has been in office, well under $1 trillion at $845 billion. and they say federal revenue, going up 25% in part because of that fiscal cliff deal. >>> well, a major decision expected from the boy scouts of america. national board members set to vote on whether to leave the decades-long ban on gay leaders and scouts. in texas, it is a controversial issue drawing fire from both sides and putting one of the country's largest youth organizations under a microscope. president obama said over the weekend scouting should be open to everyone while texas governor rick perry expressed the opposite opinion. local scout units will be able to decide on whether to leave gays to their ranks. and on the heels, the pentagon is announcing a policy shift. leon panetta is expected to expand some benefits to granting access to various spots on bases are said to be included. however, it remains droughtful that mental, dental, housing allowances would be offered under the new proposal. an extension of those benefits would require an appeal o
or clean energy. >> reporter: under the terms of earlier deficit deals, congress will find $85 million in reductions by march 1st. if not, they would shrink pentagon spending by 7.9% and domidwesting spending by 5.3% and medicare a 2% reduction. >> i believe they should pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms that would delay the economically damaging affects of the sequester for a few more mots until congress finds a way. >> reporter: the president wants to raise more money by ending tax loopholes, but republicans want deeper entitlement cuts. >> if we're going to connect with the american people, it's important that they see not only that we're serious about solving our debt problems. >> a studdie by george mason university estimated 448,000 jobs could be affected in d.c., maryland, and virginia. for months, defense contractors have pleaded for action. >> we would hope that congress would meet their obligations to us and to the public. >> reporter: virginia congressman frank wolf wrote to the president and speaker arguing the bipartisan plan would avoid sequestration
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sent him a message. the symbolic vote he detail how he would cut the deficit to avoid the automatic spending cuts next month. >> mr. president, you missed the deadline again. let's see your plan. let's show it to the american people and have the discussion about the proper way to manage down this debt and deficit. >> reporter: without a budget deal on march 1st so-called sequestration will force reductions in military training, cutbacks in operations, and layoffs of civilian pentagon employees plus civilian defense contractors. >> it's an idiotic management nightmare to try to run a complex sophisticated, long-term program when you have short-term, massive cuts. >> reporter: deep cuts also loom in social services. outgoing defense secretary panetta slammed democrats and republicans for their game of chicken. >> let's see how bad it can get in order to have the other party blink. >> reporter: some senate republicans today said push the deadline back seven months. but house speaker john boehner said in effect he will not blink. >> at some point, washington has to deal with its spendin
, yes, deficits and taxes and sequesters and potential government shutdowns, debt ceiling, we'll talk about that stuff. but we'll talk about it from the perspective on how we're making sure someone works hard in this country. a cop, teacher, a construction worker, or a reception worker, they can make it if they work hard. their kids can make it and dream bigger dreams than they have achieved. obviously, a lot of what we'll be working on over the next few weeks is going to be on how do we deal with this sequester issue. i want to make this quick point. i had a press conference this week in which i reiterated that i'm prepared, eager, and ang shouse that ends this government by crisis that every two week or every two months or every six months we are threatening this hard recovery, are finally housing is picking up and real estate is doing better and unemployment numbers are still too high. we're geing job growth and manufacturing is doing well and we continue to have these self-inflicted crisis here in washington where suddenly someone taps the brakes. what i said this week was i want
the white house asking congress to act now to avoid sequester and reduce the deficit. the president will ask congress to reduce the deficit in the short-term before automatic cuts kick in march 1st. >>> and right now, the president is meeting with labor leaders and immigration reform groups to discuss his plan to fix the nation's immigration laws, he'll discuss the issue with some of the country's most prominent ceos. the house committee is holding the first in a series of hearings on immigration reform. the committee's chairman said he hopes the hearings help house lawmakers come up with a bill on this issue. a bipartisan group of senators unveiled their own immigration proposal last week. >>> and maryland dog owners will rally in annapolis this morning in hopes of earning more protection if their pet bites someone. right now pit bulls and their owners are singled out for punishment even if the dog has no previous evidence of being dangerous. today's demonstration supports a new measure that would hold all dog owners responsible for a bite. but it also allows the owner to prove in court tha
and deficit, fixing the education system for the most vulnerable is the way he puts it. the way he talks about immigration, are those things that will resonate? >> i think jonathan's right. what the republican party used to stand for, when george h.w. bush was president, is something that the republican party doesn't seem to stand for for most americans anymore. what they seem to stand for today is being, you know, insensitive on immigration. and not being mindful of a woman's -- you know, women's rights and there are symbols that the republican party promotes, like, they say they're for education, but they want to abolish the department of education. and i think that makes it difficult for them to cut through. if eric cantor can do it, then it needs to be done. but i'm just -- i think that there are candidates out there every single cycle that get in the way of the republicans try to rebrand and they are back in this same position every two years. >> eric cantor is not alone, for sure, jonathan, your old boss, or i guess your boss, karl rove, as how often talked about trying to fix the image
washington journal they talk about the recent article suggesting that a trust deficit by americans toward government and financial sector could be holding back the economic recovery. my cartoons depict can da that and humor. why started the cartoon, they were native characters and native situations. and my audience was geared toward natives. in the last four or five years they have become more universal where they stilled to the mainstream dominant culture. it's more universal now. i'm inspired by the people that are that i grew up with. my friend, my family, members of my tribe. and basically watching people and some of the things they do. it's surprising, if you pay attention to what people do and what people say, there's a lot of humor you can find in that, you know, making your own twists and certain things. >> people who have read my cartoons for the first time. i hope they take with them the appreciation of a native culture and native way of life. because it's not always depicted correctly in cinema or in books. but this cartoon coming from a genuine native american and these are my
a chart yesterday that the deficit has already fallen from $1 trillion to $648 billion with the cuts they did in 2011. as far as taxes, they need to change the tax code. businesses need to pay their fair share. i get $22,000 in my civil service and social security. i paid $448 in taxes last year. i am 76 years old. i am barely surviving. host: you mentioned at the beginning that your daughter-in- law, where she employed with a company that depended on government financing? >> yes, some government contracts, so they froze things to try to save jobs and then last friday they laid off five people. -- they froze hiring. host: willie is with us on the line. caller: i look at it like this, when you have a drought, in order to break the drought, everybody has to pay for it. a storm, you have to have a hurricane or a tornado to break a drought. some people are going to get flooded out. so i hope that it will go through. let it do what it is supposed to do and get this stuff straightened out. everybody's looking out for themselves. i worked for general motors. the only thing that got general
is to agree on plans to slash the trillion dollars from the deficit with the deadline of march 1. right now, there's no deal in sight. >> i believe they should at least half a smaller package. >> president obama is calling on congress to pass a short-term measure, a combination of spending cuts and tax measures that would delay sequestration until the start of the next fiscal year. >> there's no reason the jobs of thousands of americans who work in national security or education or clean energy, not to mention the growth of the entire economy should be put in jeopardy just because folks in washington couldn't come together. >> the president says the delay will give congress more time to work out a longer-term deal. >> the sequester is $500 billion in automatic spending cuts over the next 10 years. they have already put it off by two months with the rhythmic -- with a mix of revenues and spending cuts. >> republicans a more tax revenue as out question. house speaker john boehner says americans don't support sacrificing real spending cuts or tax hikes. economists say the steep cuts in defense
: this comes as new data from the congressional budget office shows the deficit will be under $1 trillion for the first time in five years. republicans say that is still unsustainable because the nation's debt will hit $26 trillion by the year 2023n washington, jennifer davis, fox news. >>> we still have plenty ahead. your weather be traffic and all your top stories. >> fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts now. >>> we are over the hump or almost over the hump. it is wednesday, hump day. a live look outside washington, d.c. right now. chilly start to your morning. as usual in the wintertime, getting a little interesting and start changing especially in february which is typically the coldest month of the year. just saying. >> here he goes already. >> i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm sarah simmons. welcome to fox 5 morning news. let's say hello to tucker barnes. >> that was an amazing traffic scene up in baltimore. >> really? of a got the san francisco 49ers tie on. what is this about? >> sarah calling him out. >> you weren't supposed to notice that. >> it says something. >> thank you for noticing th
to troy brouwer to mike ribeiro who scores his third goal of the year to cut the deficit to 3-2 , but that's how it end. caps fall to 2-7-1 on the season through 10 games. >> that's a tough one tonight because the way we played the other night i thought for sure we were going to have a good effort tonight. we did have the effort. it kind of deflates you when you make a mistake like that early in the game. >>> the wizards have played well against good teams to date defeating four division leaders. tomorrow night they host the new york knicks. last night they topped the clippers 98-90, five guys in double figures. martell webster led the way with 21, the wiz's first victory over the clips in nine games. makes you wonder where they'd be if john wall of healthy to start the season. they are 7-7 since his return january 12th which is the eighth best record in the east since then. >> since everybody got back healthy and since i came back, a lot of teams start respecting us more and knowing that we're capable of doing a lot of things. we're one of the top 10 in defense i think in the league. so w
't make some changes. the city will face a deficit of more than $2 billion by 2013. according to a new study, commissioned by the city, the mayor is preparing to launch a series of mayor reforms. -- major reforms. she will detail the plans on monday's state of the speech. >>> the world's largest auto show is here in baltimore for the weekend. we sent out abc2 news linda so for a preview to the convention center. you've shown us hot cars and sensible cars, what do you have for us now? >> reporter: all right, you want the top down? check out this one. isn't it a beauty? yeah it's nice. can't do nit this kind of weather. be -- it in this kind of weather but very soon. it's always nice to dream isn't it? they really have something here for everyone at the car show. i know you have been dieing to see some minivans. i want to tell you that the toyota sienna this year, the rear middle seats actually have foot rests that you can pop up kind of like a recliner seat so your kids can ride around in style with their feet up. watching the entertainment system any kind of movie. i don't know, barney
a budget deficit we're worried about we're going to make you fund your pension plan 70 years in the future just to bankrupt you. >> they purposely tried to tank it. it's really sad. a lot of older people, rural americans who depend on medication, this will hurt them. the post office entire funding comes from postage. most people think it's taxpayer money. they had to sell off a lot of greatest properties they had the most beautiful post offices here in new york, and we can look at dianne feinstein's office husband for that. we'll look into it. >> micromanaged by congress but they don't get the taxpayer money from congress. it's a time bomb by the bush administration to make government smaller. >> john: exactly. >> and so everything that they want to see--yes--it comes to fruition. >> and all these people who sitting around all these year not attacking congress, congress attacks them. >> how does it make you feel? >> that was sent from you and it was anthrax. i regifted it. >> john: anyone who remembers the 80s and 90s postal workers are the people you do not want to upset. we'll talk about
. sources have nearly tripled since going public in the spring of 2011. the trade deficit fell nearly 21% in december to $26 billion. exports rose, while oil imports plunge. a narrower trade gap helps boost growth. because it means more companies spent overseas. >>> the u.s. postal service lost $1.3 billion from october to december. capping a record year for the agency. earlier this week, the postal service said it would end saturday mail deliveries this summer. though it will continue to deliver packages six days a week. >>> and mcdonald's said sales fell again last month. because of drops in demand and supply chains. that's your money watch. for more, go to cbsmoneywatch.com. in new york, i'm alexis christoforous. >>> as many of you know, this sunday on cbs, the very best will compete for the grammys. we're looking at what is in the running for album of the year. tonight, the black keys el camino. >>> album of the year. >> el camino by the black keys. >> they are these two guys. dan and pat. songwriters from akron, ohio. >> a dirty 70s, unintenti
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